the secret thoughts of successful women why capable people suffer from the impostor syndrome and how to thrive in spite of it

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The Secret Thoughts Of Successful Women

Author : Valerie Young
ISBN : 9780307452719
Genre : Self-Help
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Helps successful women feel truly confident so that they can reach new levels of greatness.

The Secret Thoughts Of Successful Women

Author : Valerie Young
ISBN : 9780307452733
Genre : Business & Economics
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Learn to take ownership of your success, overcome self-doubt, and banish the thought patterns that undermine your ability to feel—and act—as bright and capable as others already know you are with this award-winning book by Valerie Young. It’s only because they like me. I was in the right place at the right time. I just work harder than the others. I don’t deserve this. It’s just a matter of time before I am found out. Someone must have made a terrible mistake. If you are a working woman, chances are this inter­nal monologue sounds all too familiar. And you’re not alone. From the high-achieving Ph.D. candidate convinced she’s only been admitted to the program because of a clerical error to the senior executive who worries others will find out she’s in way over her head, a shocking number of accomplished women in all ca­reer paths and at every level feel as though they are faking it—impostors in their own lives and careers. While the impostor syndrome is not unique to women, women are more apt to agonize over tiny mistakes, see even constructive criticism as evi­dence of their shortcomings, and chalk up their accomplishments to luck rather than skill. They often unconsciously overcompensate with crippling perfec­tionism, overpreparation, maintaining a lower pro­file, withholding their talents and opinions, or never finishing important projects. When they do succeed, they think, Phew, I fooled ’em again. An internationally known speaker, Valerie Young has devoted her career to understanding women’s most deeply held beliefs about themselves and their success. In her decades of in-the-trenches research, she has uncovered the often surprising reasons why so many accomplished women experience this crushing self-doubt. In The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, Young gives these women the solution they have been seek­ing. Combining insightful analysis with effective ad­vice and anecdotes, she explains what the impostor syndrome is, why fraud fears are more common in women, and how you can recognize the way it mani­fests in your life.

Beating The Impostor Syndrome

Author : Portia Mount
ISBN : 9781604916638
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Impostor Syndrome is a well-researched, well-documented phenomenon that occurs when successful and intelligent professionals feel they do not deserve their accomplishments and that they have faked their way to success. This syndrome can cause negative stress, fear, anxiety, loss of confidence, and can eventually lead to derailment. However, by overcoming inaccurate beliefs about yourself and your abilities, you can overcome the Impostor Syndrome and enjoy a more fulfilling career.

The Empress Has No Clothes

Author : Joyce M. Roché
ISBN : 9781609946388
Genre : Business & Economics
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You Deserve Your Success! Joyce Roché rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success. In this deeply personal memoir, Roché shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as “the impostor syndrome,” a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment. “The impostor syndrome is all too common among highly successful people—and until now a closely guarded secret! Joyce Roché’s insights will make success at each stage of our life and career a more joyful experience for those of us—such as me—who have felt this insecurity.” —Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation “Whether you are just starting your career or are nearing its pinnacle, this book will do more than help you navigate effectively; it will help you enjoy the journey.” —Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., President and CEO, Black Enterprise “This is a book that is so needed by women—especially younger women. [It] offers hope, guidance, and gentle mentorship to all of us who have ever confronted the fear of not measuring up.” —Rosina L. Racioppi, President and CEO, Women Unlimited, Inc. “Silence and isolation are the hallmarks of the impostor syndrome. Joyce’s courage in speaking out will be tremendously helpful to all those who have ever experienced these feelings by letting them know that they are not alone.” —Pauline Rose Clance, PhD, psychotherapist who, with Suzanne Imes, PhD, first identified the impostor syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome

Author : John Graden
ISBN : IND:30000125281737
Genre : Self-Help
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Do You Feel You Are Not as Smart, Skilled, or Talented as People Think You Are? Some of Hollywood's biggest names, such as Mike Myers, Jodi Foster, Don Cheadle, Bob Fosse, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kate Winslet have gone on record stating that, despite their success, they feel as though they are frauds. Experts call this The Impostor Syndrome and afflicts over 70% of the population. The Impostor Syndrome is the underlying feeling that you are not as smart, skilled, or talented as people think you are. It's a dread that people will find out you are faking it. How do you know if you suffer from The Impostor Syndrome? In his book, "The Impostor Syndrome: How to Replace Self-Doubt with Self-Confidence and Train Your Brain for Success, John Graden outlines some possible indicators:" 1. Do you sometimes not speak up because you feel people will realize you're not as smart as they think you are? 2. Do you find it hard to accept praise? 3. Is it difficult for you to take credit for your accomplishments? 4. Do you feel like a fake and fear you are going to be found out soon? 5. Are you a perfectionist who is terrified of making a mistake? If any of these statements apply to you, you may suffer from The Impostor Syndrome. According to Graden, "This is the big, unspoken issue that holds so many people back. Every time I mention this to someone, the response is always, "Oh my God! That's me! You mean there's a name for it?" Experts have different theories on what causes The Impostor Syndrome. Some say it's psychologically based, while others feel it a cultural phenomenon. Graden says his interest is in helping people to overcome it, just as he did. Graden created the worlds' largest professional association and trade journal for the martial arts industry, and is widely credited with bringing the industry from the back alley to the boardroom, all while battling The Impostor Syndrome. Graden says. "I was watching TV many years ago, and I heard Paul Newman say, "I always have this feeling that someone is going to push through the crowd, grab my arm and say, It's over Newman.' It's all been a mistake " I knew right away what he meant because I had the same feeling. It wasn't until 20-years later, when I told that story at a seminar, someone told me that was The Impostor Syndrome." Graden now conducts seminars and workshops overcoming the self-doubt associated with The Impostor Syndrome.

Break Your Own Rules

Author : Jill Flynn
ISBN : 1118103831
Genre : Business & Economics
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New York Times Bestseller How women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules of leadership Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations—a number that hasn't changed in over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") most women follow that get in the way—then delivers the correlating new rules that promise to clear that path. For example, the old rule of "Focus on Others" must be replaced by "Take Center Stage," "Hard Work Will Get You There" must yield to "Be Politically Savvy." "Play It Safe" must give way to "Play to Win." "Ask Permission" must be replaced by "Proceed Until Apprehended." Features the results of over 1,700 interviews with executives in Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the authors' new research and ongoing work with over 5,000 professional women Showcases previously-untold stories from high profile women including Ann Moore (CEO, Time Inc.), Susan Ivey (CEO, Reynolds American), Cathy Bessant (Global Executive for Technology and Operations for Bank of America), Lynn Ford (CEO, ING Solutions), and more Reveals what it really takes for any woman to succeed at the highest levels Foreword by Sharon Allen, Chairman of Deloitte This hands-on guide is for women who are ready to transform their assumptions and join the senior ranks of American business.

The Impostor Phenomenon

Author : Pauline Rose Clance
ISBN : 0931948770
Genre : Psychology
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A self-help book for those who cannot enjoy success because they feel that they have gotten ahead because of reasons other than their own abilities

If I M So Successful Why Do I Feel Like A Fake

Author : Joan C. Harvey
ISBN : 0671617494
Genre : Fear of success
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Examines the emotional problems of people who feel that their success is a fraud and fear that this will be exposed

The Impostor Syndrome

Author : Harold Hillman
ISBN : 1775535274
Genre : Impostor phenomenon
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How to be a better leader, confident in your own abilities. Many people privately fear they are not properly qualified to do the job they have been appointed to - and this fear undermines their capabilities. Learn how to overcome this problem and become a better, stronger leader. Be able to express your fears and recognize your weaknesses, but also be able to harness your strengths and those of your team to the best effect.

The Payoff Principle

Author : Alan Zimmerman
ISBN : 9781626341746
Genre : Business & Economics
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Where do you hope to go with your life, your career, and your relationships? How will you muster the energy to keep on keeping on, in the good times and the bad? What skills do you have to learn—and then use—to make sure you get the payoffs you really want in your professional life and your personal life? The problem with so many positive-thinking books and self-help routines is that they don’t give you the whole formula. The Payoff Principle gives you that formula—Purpose + Passion + Process = Payoff—and then works as your guidebook, teaching you how to apply the formula to achieve success at work, at home, and everywhere you go. When you find purpose in what you do, exhibit passion for the outcome, and master the process to make it happen, you produce the payoffs you want, need, and deserve. Plenty of people have done exactly that, whether consciously and deliberately or accidently and luckily. But, you don’t have to depend on luck anymore. You have a formula for getting what you want. You have a practical set of strategies guaranteed to deliver greater happiness and success than you’ve ever experienced. All you have to do now is read The Payoff Principle to learn how to implement the formula to experience the new-and-complete you.

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